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List of Title Abbreviations (in alphabetical order)

TG In (Chin.). The female principle of matter, impregnated by Yo, the male ethereal principle, and precipitated thereafter down into the universe.

SD INDEX In (Jap). See also Shinto

Earth or I 241
seven divine spirits born fr I 217-18

SD INDEX Inachos (us) (Gk)

Io daughter of II 414
Phoroneus son of II 519

SD INDEXa In adversum flumen I 169 (Lat) "Against the current."

TG Incas (Peruvian). The name given to the creative gods in the Peruvian theogony, and later to the rulers of the country. "The Incas, seven in number have repeopled the earth after the Deluge", Coste makes them say (I. iv., p. 19). They belonged at the beginning of the fifth Root-race to a dynasty of divine kings, such as those of Egypt, India and Chaldea.

SD INDEX Inca(s). See also Peru

built like Pelasgians II 745
seven, repeopled Earth II 141

SD INDEX Incantation(s) I 169, 354

mantras or, & sound I 464
stop hailstorm I 469

TG Incarnations (Divine) or Avatars. The Immaculate Conception is as pre-eminently Egyptian as it is Indian. As the author of Egyptian Belief has it: "It is not the vulgar, coarse and sensual story as in Greek mythology, but refined, moral and spiritual"; and again the incarnation idea was found revealed on the wall of a Theban temple by Samuel Sharpe, who thus analyzes it: "First the god Thoth . . . as the messenger of the gods, like the Mercury of the Greeks (or the Gabriel of the first Gospel), tells the maiden queen Mautmes, that she is to give birth to a son, who is to be king Amunotaph III. Secondly, the god Kneph, the Spirit . . . . and the goddess Hathor (Nature) . . . both take hold of the queen by the hands and put into her mouth the character for life, a cross, which is to be the life of the coming child", etc., etc. Truly divine incarnation, or the avatar doctrine, constituted the grandest mystery of every old religious system!

WGa Incarnation, the descent into matter, or contacting of the Soul with physical existence.

SD INDEX Incarnate (ion, s). See also Reincarnations

causes of I 193
"curse" of, & the Rebels II 246
cycle of I 17
of the dhyanis II 228
divine, & avataras II 555-6
of Eastern heroes II 225n
of the four & the three I 222
gods must pass thru I 188
of highest seven I 638
immaculate I 399
in inferior & higher intellectual races II 162
karma overrides heredity in II 178
kumara, of Siva II 249
of monad in lower kingdoms II 180, 186
monad's cycle of I 16n, 175, 182-3
never-ceasing cycles of human II 515
of one of the seven II 358-9
personality cannot remember past II 306
premature, of the host II 421
same atoms in every II 671-2
same star for all I 572
777, problem of I 168
successive, & absorption I 636
those who no longer I 86
Varaha or boar avatara I 368


British, & esoteric system I 316
Egyptian cubit & I 313
"Jehovah is Noah" or British II 467-8
Parker ratio origin of British I 313

SD INDEX Inclination of Axis. See Axis

SD INDEX Incognizable

Ain-soph, deity II 472
Brahman is II 108
cause does not put forth evolution II 487
circle &, deity I 113
deity & time & space I 432-3; II 382n
deity, Ea is II 53
exhibits aspects of itself II 487
light, sound & I 432
Principle I 330
veil betw, & Logos I 431

SD INDEX Incorporeal Corporealities I 566, 632

SD INDEX Incorruptible, fr corruptible II 95

SD INDEX Incrusted Age. See Sedimentation

TG Incubus (Lat.). Something more real and dangerous than the ordinary meaning given to the word, viz., that of "nightmare". An Incubus is the male Elemental, and Succuba the female, and these are undeniably the spooks of mediaeval demonology, called forth from the invisible regions by human passion and lust. They are now called "Spirit brides" and "Spirit husbands" among some benighted Spiritists and spiritual mediums. But these poetical names do not prevent them in the least being that which they are -- Ghools, Vampires and soulless Elementals; formless centres of Life, devoid of sense; in short, subjective protoplasms when left alone, but called into a definite being and form by the creative and diseased imagination of certain mortals. They were known under every clime as in every age, and the Hindus can tell more than one terrible tale of the dramas enacted in the life of young students and mystics by the Pisachas, their name in India.

WGa Incubus, the male Elemental called into existence by sexual passion and lust. The female is called the Succubus.

SD INDEX India. See also Bharata-Varsha

Akkad tribes fr I 392; II 202-3
ape sacred in I 190
Babylonia got wisdom fr II 566
cave temples in II 220n
claims descent fr kingdom of Saturn II 768
cradle of humanity II 203
deity is the universe in I 92n
doubly connected w Americas II 327
dragon story in II 384
Egypt &, kindred nations II 417
Egyptian zodiac fr southern II 435
esoteric schools in I xxiii
giants fifty-six feet tall in, (Mandeville) II 755
giants of II 336
invasion of, by twice-born I 270
Jewish measurements fr I 316, 320-1
Jews fr I 313n; II 200, 471n
kali-yuga reigns supreme in I 377
language of mantras in I 464
lotus symbolism of I 379-86; II 472
memory of sorcery in II 503
occultism of, fr Central Asia II 565
occupied by Brahmans after flood II 608
poetry of, & Greece compared II 450
Pythagoras' knowledge fr I 361, 433
rishis, manus no longer in II 178
savages live in trees in II 676
secret manuscripts hidden in I xxxiv
seven seas, rivers, mountains of II 603
small-brained aboriginals of II 686n
southern, part of Lemuria II 324
still has adepts w seven keys I 311
subterranean cities in II 220-1, 397
Sun worship given to Egypt by II 379
taught three aspects of universe I 278
temples of I 209n
war in heaven fr I 418
writing in II 225-6
zodiac of II 50, 432-3

SD INDEX India House, Siva statue at II 591

SD INDEX Indian(s) (American)

languages of II 199
many kinds of, writing II 439
petition to U.S. president II 439
fr red-yellow Atlanteans II 249-50
Retzius links, w Guanches II 740
Zuni, traditions II 628

SD INDEX Indian(s) (Asian)

ate serpents' hearts I 404
British opinion of dark II 287
concealed deity in, theology I 75n
knew of extinct monsters II 713
legends re buried libraries I xxxiv
religion among oldest I 10
schools of philosophy I 269, 278
sevens in, thought II 612-14
of smaller stature II 332

SD INDEX Indian Antiquities. See Maurice, T.

SD INDEX Indian Ocean

islands in, part of Atlantis II 405
Lemuria buried under, (Haeckel) II 327
once reached Central Asia II 609

SD INDEX India: What Can It Teach Us? See Muller

SD INDEX Indische Altherthumskunde. See Lassen, C.

TG Individuality. One of the names given in Theosophy and Occultism to the Human Higher EGO. We make a distinction between the immortal and divine Ego, and the mortal human Ego which perishes. The latter, or "personality" (personal Ego) survives the dead body only for a time in the Kama Loka; the Individuality prevails for ever.

KT Individuality. One of the names given in Theosophy and Occultism to the human Higher Ego. We make a distinction between the immortal and divine and the mortal human Ego which perishes. The latter or "Personality" (personal Ego) survives the dead body but for a time in Kama Loka: the Individuality prevails for ever.

WGa Individuality, the permanent principle in man. A name applied by Theosophists to the Higher Ego, in contradistinction to the lower, transitory element, the "personality". (See Higher Ego.)

OG Individuality -- Theosophists draw a sharp and comprehensive distinction between individuality and personality. The individuality is the spiritual-intellectual and immortal part of us; deathless, at least for the duration of the kosmic manvantara -- the root, the very essence of us, the spiritual sun within, our inner god. The personality is the veil, the mask, composed of various sheaths of consciousness through which the individuality acts.

The word individuality means that which cannot be divided, that which is simple and pure in the philosophical sense, indivisible, uncompounded, original. It is not heterogeneous; it is not composite; it is not builded up of other elements; it is the thing in itself. Whereas, on the contrary, the intermediate nature and the lower nature are composite, and therefore mortal, being builded up of elements other than themselves. Strictly speaking, individuality and monad are identical, but the two words are convenient because of the distinctions of usage contained in them; just as consciousness and self-consciousness are fundamentally identical, but convenient as words on account of the distinctions contained in them. (See also Monad)

WW Individual [[We will now]] take up Individual and Person. Individual is from the word individuum, that which cannot be divided, the indivisible. Its abstraction, that is to say the 'whatness' of it, what the scholastics called the 'quiddity', the essence of it, is individuality. Quiddity is from the scholastic term quid, what, the whatness of a thing, its essence, its nature; as for instance, the essence (essential nature) of water would be wetness, and fluidity too, perhaps. Individuality, therefore, is the abstraction or nature of individual. We see at once that it is a logical error to speak of individuality, unless indeed we do mean my individuality, and not myself as an individual.

SD INDEX Individual(s, ity)

accidental death of II 303
acquired thru effort I 17
atoms possess no I 630
atyantika pralaya & I 371
condition of man's II 241
constant rebirth of same II 303, 306
cycle of evolution (Kabbala) II 188
distinct, behind every noumenon I 493
each man's true star deals w I 572-3
hierarchies, their units & I 38, 275-6
immortal II 422
impersonal, of celestial yogis II 246
of Kapilas of satya- & kali-yugas II 572
man's higher I 158
memory generates notion of I 292
monads as atomic souls I 619
nirvana & I 266
nonhumans & I 275
personality &, explained II 306
spiritual, of monad I 265

SD INDEX Individuality . . . See Hellenbach, L. B.


SD INDEX Indo-Chinese, stature of II 332

SD INDEX Indo-European, fifth subrace I 319

SD INDEX Indolentia, Epicurean, & nirvana I 577n

SD INDEX Indovansas. See Induvamsas

TG Indra (Sk.). The god of the Firmament, the King of the sidereal gods. A Vedic Deity.

WG Indra, one of the great powers of nature; the name of god, or power, in heaven (svarga) found in Sanskrit literature, sometimes directly and at other times indirectly signifying Parabrahmam.

GH Indra The god of the sky and atmosphere: in the Vedas, lord of the deities of the intermediate region (the sky), lord of rain and thunder, and leader of the storm-gods (Maruts, q.v.). He is represented as riding in a golden car drawn by two tawny horses, waging war upon the demons of darkness (especially Vritra, the demon of drought, whom he slays; hence he is called Vritrajit), and conquering them with his thunderbolt (vajra) and his bow and arrows. Originally Indra was not the chief of the gods, but because of the religious observances instituted necessitating the invocation of the deity of the atmosphere, he superseded the more spiritual Varuna: thus more Vedic hymns are addressed to Indra than to any other deity, except Agni (q.v.). In later mythology, however, the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva) became most prominent, therefore Indra was relegated to a subservient position. In The Laws of Manu (Manava-Dharma-Sastra) he is the regent of Svarga (heaven) with particular watch over the east quarter, and is considered one of the twelve Adityas (q.v.). He is then represented as riding a white horse (Uchchaihsravas, q.v.), or an elephant (Airavata, q.v.).

"Fohat is the scientific aspect of both Vishnu and Indra, the latter older and more important in the Rig Veda than his sectarian successor" (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 673). (Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 67)

SD INDEX Indra (Skt)

Apollo & II 383
Asura name applied to II 92, 500
beguiles yogis II 614
called Manojava, third round, race II 615n
as Earth's calf I 398n
Fohat scientific aspect of I 673
god of air I 462
god of visible heaven II 501
guards the East I 128
heaven of, & Eden II 203
kumara in early life II 383
located in tail of Tortoise II 549
loka of, & gandharvas I 523n
Lord of the maruts (Marutvan) II 615n
maruts allies of II 613
Michael & II 378, 384, 498, 549 &n, 614
now degraded in kali-yuga II 614
potency of space I 9-10 &n
punishes those who break laws II 606
Rig-Veda, Puranas re II 378
Sakra or secondary divinity I 376
supports Brihaspati in war II 498
tempts Kandu II 174-6
various names of II 382
Vul (Assyria) same as II 386
War in Heaven & I 202; II 384, 501

TG Indrani (Sk.). The female aspect of Indra.

SD INDEX Indrani or Aindri (Skt)

personified the senses II 614
Sri, Lakshmi are II 76n

TG Indriya or Deha Sanyama (Sk.). The control of the senses in Yoga practice. These are the ten external agents; the five senses which are used for perception are called Jnana-indriya, and the five used for action -- Karma-indriya. Pancha-indryani means literally and in its occult sense "the five roots producing life" (eternal). With the Buddhists, it is the five positive agents producing five supernal qualities.

FY Indriya, or Deha Sanyama, control over the senses.

WG Indriyas, the senses. (Literally, "belonging to Indra.")

SD INDEX Indriya or Aindriyaka Creation (Skt)

described I 446, 453-4
modified ahamkara in I 453

SD INDEX Indriyatman (Skt) spiritual or intellectual soul II 108

SD INDEX Indu (Skt), physical Moon, not Soma II 45

SD INDEX Indus River

flows fr Lake of Dragons II 204
Nile, Ethiops or II 417-18

TG Induyansa (Sk.). Also Somavansa or the lunar race (dynasty), from Indu, the Moon. (See "Suryavansa".)

SD INDEX Induvamsas (Skt)

lunar kings I 392
war of, w Surya Vansas I 397

TG Indwellers. A name or the substitute for the right Sanskrit esoteric name, given to our "inner enemies", which are seven in the esoteric philosophy. The early Christian Church called them the "seven capital Sins": the Nazarene Gnostics named them, the "seven badly disposed Stellars", and so on. Hindu exoteric teachings speak only of the "six enemies and under the term Arishadwarga enumerate them as follows (1) Personal desire, lust or any passion (Kama); (2) Hatred or malice (Krodha); (3) Avarice or cupidity (Lobha); (4) Ignorance (Moha); (5) Pride or arrogance (Mada); (6) jealousy, envy (Matcharya); forgetting the seventh, which is the "unpardonable sin", and the worst of all in Occultism. (See Theosophist, May, 1890, p. 431.)

TG Ineffable Name. With the Jews, the substitute for the "mystery name" of their tribal deity Eh-yeh, "I am", or Jehovah. The third commandment prohibiting the using of the latter name "in vain", the Hebrews substituted for it that of Adonai or "the Lord". But the Protestant Christians who, translating indifferently Jehovah and Elohim -- which is also a substitute per se, besides being an inferior deity name -- by the words "Lord" and "God", have become in this instance more Catholic than the Pope, and include in the prohibition both the names. At the present moment, however, neither Jews nor Christians seem to remember, or so much as suspect, the occult reason why the qualification of Jehovah or YHVH had become reprehensible; most of the Western Kabbalists also seem to be unaware of the fact. The truth is, that the name they bring forward as "ineffable", is not in the least so. It is the "unpronounceable", or rather the name not to be pronounced, if any thing; and this for symbological reasons. To begin with, the "Ineffable Name " of the true Occultist, is no name at all, least of all is it that of Jehovah. The latter implies, even in its Kabbalistical, esoteric meaning, an androgynous nature, YHVH, or one of a male and female nature. It is simply Adam and Eve, or man and woman blended in one, and as now written and pronounced, is itself a substitute. But the Rabbins do not care to remember the Zoharic admission that YHVH means "not as I Am written, Am I read" (Zohar, fol. III., 230a). One has to know how to divide the Tetragrammaton ad infinitum before one arrives at the sound of the truly unpronouncable name of the Jewish mystery-god. That the Oriental Occultists have their own "Ineffable name" it is hardly necessary to repeat.

SD INDEX Inertia

blind & intelligent powers I 520
coma of minerals or I 626n
greatest occult force I 511
solar evolution & I 501
spiritual II 62
static, & Brahma resting II 244, 507

SD INDEX Infallibility

HPB claims no personal II 22n
false, & science I 520
no theosophist ought to claim II 640
of pope II 316n
scientific, theological II 349

OG Infinite -- A term meaning that which is not finite. The expression is used sometimes with almost absurd inaccuracy, and is one which in all probability representing as it does imperfect understanding could never be found in any of the great religious or philosophical systems of the ancients. Occidental writers of the past and present often use the word infinite as applying to beings or entities, such as in the expression "an infinite personal deity" -- a ludicrous joining of contradictory and disparate words. The ancients rejected the phantom idea that this term involves, and used instead expressions such as the Boundless, or the Frontierless, or the Endless, whether speaking of abstract space or abstract time -- the latter more properly called unending duration. (See also Absolute)

SD INDEX Infinite (y, ies). See also Boundless

cannot know finiteness I 56
circle symbolizes I 65, 113, 134n
discussed I 8
Eternal Cause I 14-16
existence spreads throughout I 289
finite cannot conceive the I 51, 132
finite into, & physical body I 181
the One I 130
Plato's finite &, re monad, duad I 426
principle cannot create I 7-8
serpent symbolizes I 74, 253n, 371, 379; II 552
two, cannot exist I 7

SD INDEX Infinitude. See also Parabrahman

deific, circle of II 541
within ourselves II 703

SD INDEX Inflectional Speech, discussed II 200

SD INDEX Infusoria

bacteria like elephants to I 225n
classed among algae I 177
in drop of water I 146-7
filamentoid, & giant animals II 151

SD INDEX Ingersoll, Colonel Robert G. II 767

SD INDEX Inhabitants. See also Beings

adepts know only, of our solar system II 700 &n
on other planets I 602
of other spheres I 605-8; II 33 &n


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TG Initiate. From the Latin Initiatus. The designation of anyone who was received into and had revealed to him the mysteries and secrets of either Masonry or Occultism. In times of antiquity, those who had been initiated into the arcane knowledge taught by the Hierophants of the Mysteries; and in our modern days those who have been initiated by the adepts of mystic lore into the mysterious knowledge, which, notwithstanding the lapse of ages, has yet a few real votaries on earth.

IU Initiates. -- In times of antiquity, those who had been initiated into the arcane knowledge taught by the hierophants of the Mysteries; and in our modern days those who have been initiated by the adepts of mystic lore into the mysterious knowledge, which, notwithstanding the lapse of ages, has yet a few real votaries on earth.

KT Initiate. From the Latin Initiatus. The designation of anyone who was received into and had revealed to him the mysteries and secrets of either Masonry or Occultism. In times of antiquity they were those who had been initiated into the arcane knowledge taught by the Hierophants of the Mysteries; and in our modern days those who have been initiated by the adepts of mystic lore into the mysterious knowledge, which, notwithstanding the lapse of ages, has yet a few real votaries on earth.

WGa Initiate, one who has passed through an Initiation; especially, one who has passed the seventh or final Initiation on this planet.

OG Initiates -- Those who have passed at least one initiation and therefore those who understand the mystery-teachings and who are ready to receive them at some future time in even larger measure. Please note the distinction between initiant and initiate. An initiant is one who is beginning or preparing for an initiation. An initiate is one who has successfully passed at least one initiation. It is obvious therefore that an initiate is always an initiant when he prepares for a still higher initiation.

The mystery-teachings were held as the most sacred treasure or possession that men could transmit to their descendants who were worthy postulants. The revelation of these mystery-doctrines under the seal of initiation, and under proper conditions to worthy depositaries, worked marvelous changes in the lives of those who underwent successfully the initiatory trials. It made men different from what they were before they received this spiritual and intellectual revelation. The facts are found in all the old religions and philosophies, if these are studied honestly. Initiation was always spoken of under the metaphor or figure of speech of "a new birth," a "birth into truth," for it was a spiritual and intellectual rebirth of the powers of the human spirit-soul, and could be called in all truth a birth of the soul into a loftier and nobler self-consciousness. When this happened, such men were called "initiates" or the reborn. In India, such reborn men were anciently called dvija, a Sanskrit word meaning "twice-born." In Egypt such initiates or reborn men were called "Sons of the Sun." In other countries they were called by other names.

SD INDEX Initiate(s, ed). See also Adepts, Brotherhood, Dragons, Mahatmas, Masters, Seers, Serpents of Wisdom, Twice-Born

Aeschylus an II 419 &n, 524
angirasas instructors of II 605n
ape's origin known to I 190
arhan not highest I 206
Aristotle not an I 493
arts & sciences preserved by II 572
Aryan, built menhirs, zodiacs II 750, 754
Aryan, knew whole cosmogony II 500
ashes of, kept seven lunar years II 588n
Atlantean, taught Cyclopes I 208n
called little ones II 504 &n
cannot divulge all he knows II 760
can trace soul's history I 381 &n
Christian II 60
chronology of Brahmin II 49
-commentator would not explain II 637n
connected w Sun, wisdom II 210n
crucified on Tree of Life II 560
cycles known to II 70
darkness is absolute light to I 41
decipher myths II 138-9, 764-5
descent into Hades, etc II 558
dhyani-chohans more powerful I 234-5
"dragons," "serpents," refer to I 408; II 94n, 203, 210n, 213, 280n, 501, 572
early Greek sages were I 117
Egyptian, went to England by land II 750
Enoch an II 506
Father & Son, knew meaning of II 231n
feud betw, of left- & right-path II 494, 501
few, master all seven keys II 584
five becomes seven at death of II 580
fourth race, in Central Asia II 339
of Garden of Eden II 494
Gnostic sects founded by II 389
great, fr Advaita School I 522
-hermits lived in caves II 501
Hesiod's Theogony history to II 765
highest, known to few adepts I 611-12
history of races known to II 133, 437-8
Hungarian, taught Olcott I xix
idolatry, sought to stem II 492
inflectional speech language of II 200
Jesus an I 577-8, 653; II 504, 566
Julian an II 587n
Kapila, of kali-yuga II 572
knowledge gained by generations of II 700
know racial figures II 312
language of, plain II 786-7
live in every age I xlv
lives in his astral body II 499
magi of Persia, Chaldea were II 395
Marcus an II 563
meaning of Vedas, Puranas, know I 520
Moses an I 73, 314, 316, 352; II 212, 456, 465n, 541n
Mysteries inherited by II 125
nagas or I 408; II 572
names given to II 210n, 215
Nazarenes, among II 96n
not influenced by genii I 295 &n
Paul an I 8-9, 240; II 268, 504, 513n, 704
perfected faultless system II 133
Plato an II 88, 266, 395, 554
popes, some early, were I 311
priest-, knew the noumena II 517-18
priests read Dracontia II 346
produced rarely fr age to age I 211
profane &, will remain I 207
prophets or II 492
Puranas, hold key to I 423
pyramids & II 353, 558
Pythagoreans were II 153
Ragon a European I xxxvi
rakshasas are II 165n
reborn after crucifixion II 560
records of, fr beginning of fourth race I 646
ring pass not & I 131
rising Sun & II 558, 559
ruled early fifth races II 364
rule the gods (devas) II 111
Russian mystics, in Central Asia I xxxvi
Sankaracharya greatest I 271-2
saved w secret teachings II 230
secret records of I xxxiv
see beneath maya I 45
Senzar once known to all I xliii
serpents & II 26n
seven number of II 35
soma given only to II 498
spiritual overcomes physical w II 499
swastika over hearts of II 586
symbolism, knowledge of II 439, 796
taught evolution of atoms I 522
three-day trance of II 580
tomb of an, at Sais II 396
trials of, symbol for II 505
twice-born II 70, 111
veil information re early races II 715n
war betw, & sorcerers I 419
will judge angels II 112
wisdom of early Hebrew I 352
withhold knowledge II 518

TG Initiation. From the same root as the Latin initial which means the basic or first principles of any Science. The practice of initiation or admission into the sacred Mysteries, taught by the Hierophants and learned priests of the Temples, is one of the most ancient customs. This was practised in every old national religion. In Europe it was abolished with the fall of the last pagan temple. There exists at present but one kind of initiation known to the public, namely that into the Masonic rites. Masonry, however, has no more secrets to give out or conceal. In the palmy days of old, the Mysteries, according to the greatest Greek and Roman philosophers, were the most sacred of all solemnities as well as the most beneficent, and greatly promoted virtue. The Mysteries represented the passage from mortal life into finite death, and the experiences of the disembodied Spirit and Soul in the world of subjectivity. In our own day, as the secret is lost, the candidate passes through sundry meaningless ceremonies and is initiated into the solar allegory of Hiram Abiff, the "Widow's Son".

WGa Initiation, the ceremony of introducing to fresh knowledge concerning anything. Applied to the rite of admission into the sacred mysteries.

OG Initiation -- In olden times there were seven -- and even ten -- degrees of initiation. Of these seven degrees, three consisted of teachings alone, which formed the preparation, the discipline, spiritual and mental and psychic and physical -- what the Greeks called the katharsis or "cleansing." When the disciple was considered sufficiently cleansed, purified, disciplined, quiet mentally, tranquil spiritually, then he was taken into the fourth degree, which likewise consisted partly of teaching, but also in part of direct personal introduction by the old mystical processes into the structure and operations of the universe, by which means truth was gained by first-hand personal experience. In other words, to speak in plain terms, his spirit-soul, his individual consciousness, was assisted to pass into other planes and realms of being, and to know and to understand by the sheer process of becoming them. A man, a mind, an understanding, can grasp and see, and thereby know, only those things which the individual entity itself is.

After the fourth degree, there followed the fifth and the sixth and the seventh initiations, each in turn, and these consisted of teachings also; but more and more as the disciple progressed -- and he was helped in this development more and more largely as he advanced farther -- there was evolved forth in him the power and faculties still farther and more deeply to penetrate beyond the veils of maya or illusion; until, having passed the seventh or last initiation of all of the manifest initiations, if we may call them that, he became one of those individuals whom theosophists call the mahatmas.

SD INDEX Initiation(s)

Aryan & Jewish II 469-70
astrology one of secrets of II 500n
awakens inner sight II 294n
Book of Enoch record of II 229, 535
Buddha overshadows highest I 109
buddhas meet adepts in I 574
candidate & dragon fight in II 381
Christians eliminated memory of I xl
circle squared at supreme II 450
cycle of, & sidereal year I 314
discussed [Lucifer] II 558-9
Egyptian, & Fall (Lacour) II 215-16n
facing one's Augoeides in final I 573
fourth race temples of II 211
fourth race wisdom only thru II 134
Greek writers gave truths of I 507
Julian re II 35
light of, & Fire Self II 570
manus, sishtas & third degree of II 308
mastery of cycles thru I 642
performed in Great Pyramid I 314, 317-18n; II 461-2, 558
Phenoch or Enoch symbol of II 617
into pre-Adamic Mysteries II 452-3
precede secret teachings I 164
psychic, spiritual elements & I 229
religious history related in I 307
sacred numbers known thru I 66-7
Secret Doctrine taught to Egyptians at II 137
secret II 378-80
secrets of higher II 51
septenary division taught in I 168
serpent & tree symbolize II 354-5
sevenfold mystery of, & lyre II 529
seven forms of, (Anugita) II 638
seven grades of I 206
tau cross, crucifix & II 542-3, 557, 586n
truth preserved thru I xxxvi
Upanishads prepared chelas for I 270
wand of candidate for II 518
water, fire in II 566n


SD INDEX Initiator(s)

Builders or II 345n
first, into Mysteries II 267n
"Great Sacrifice" called the I 208
Hanoch, Enoch, Enos & II 529n
high, creates bodhisattva I 109
Wondrous Being or I 207-12

SD INDEX Injustice(s)

apparent, of life II 303-5
humanity & causes of I 644

SD INDEX Inland Sea of Central Asia II 5, 220, 502-3, 637

SD INDEX Inman, Thomas

degrades tau cross I 405
----- Ancient Faiths . . . Ancient Names
derivation of Jehovah II 129
engraving of Mary II 38
symbol of fish II 313

SD INDEX In Matrem (Deorem). See Julian, Emperor

SD INDEX Inmetalization. See Immetalization

SD INDEX Inner Eye. See Eye, Pineal Gland, Senses, Third Eye

OG Inner God -- Mystics of all the ages have united in teaching this fact of the existence and ever-present power of an individual inner god in each human being, as the first principle or primordial energy governing the progress of man out of material life into the spiritual. Indeed, the doctrine is so perfectly universal, and is so consistent with everything that man knows when he reflects over the matter of his own spiritual and intellectual nature, that it is small wonder that this doctrine should have acquired foremost place in human religious and philosophical consciousness. Indeed, it may be called the very foundation-stone on which were builded the great systems of religious and philosophical thinking of the past; and rightly so, because this doctrine is founded on nature herself.

The inner god in man, man's own inner, essential divinity, is the root of him, whence flow forth in inspiring streams into the psychological apparatus of his constitution all the inspirations of genius, all the urgings to betterment. All powers, all faculties, all characteristics of individuality, which blossom through evolution into individual manifestation, are the fruitage of the working in man's constitution of those life-giving and inspiring streams of spiritual energy.

The radiant light which streams forth from that immortal center or core of our inmost being, which is our inner god, lightens the pathway of each one of us; and it is from this light that we obtain ideal conceptions. It is by this radiant light in our hearts that we can guide our feet towards an ever larger fulfilling in daily life of the beautiful conceptions which we as mere human beings dimly or clearly perceive, as the case may be.

The divine fire which moves through universal Nature is the source of the individualized divine fire coming from man's inner god.

The modern Christians of a mystical bent of mind call the inner god the Christ Immanent, the immanent Christos; in Buddhism it is called the living Buddha within; in Brahmanism it is spoken of as the Brahma in his Brahmapura or Brahma-city, which is the inner constitution.

Hence, call it by what name you please, the reflective and mystical mind intuitively realizes that there works through him a divine flame, a divine life, a divine light, and that this by whatever name we may call it, is himself, his essential SELF. (See also God)

SD INDEX Inner God

animal-self vs II 272
man links, w matter II 274

TG Inner Man. An occult term, used to designate the true and immortal Entity in us, not the outward and mortal form of clay that we call our body. The term applies, strictly speaking, only to the Higher Ego, the "astral man" being the appellation of the Double and of Kama Rupa (q.v.) or the surviving eidolon.

SD INDEX Inner Man, drawn into Parent-Sun I 638-9

SD INDEX Inner Voice, conscience, chiti, or I 288n

TG Innocents. A nick-name given to the Initiates and Kabbalists before the Christian era. The "Innocents" of Bethlehem and of Lud (or Lydda) who were put to death by Alexander Janneus, to the number of several thousands (B.C. 100, or so), gave rise to the legend of the 40,000 innocent babes murdered by Herod while searching for the infant Jesus. The first is a little known historical fact, the second a fable, as sufficiently shown by Renan in his Vie de Jesus.

SD INDEX Innocents, slaughtered by Herod II 504n

SD INDEX Inorganic

every, particle living I 261
Leibniz endowed, matter w life I 628
nothing in nature is I 280-1, 507, 626n; II 672
occultism does not accept I 248-9, 340

SD INDEXa In pluribus unum I 461 (Lat) "In many, one" or "one in many."

SD INDEX Inquisition II 38

alchemists & II 238

SD INDEX Insanity

reality of delusions of I 295
soul free of body during I 234

SD INDEX Inscription(s)

at ancient Troy II 440
cuneiform & other II 4-5
in Egypt & Babylon II 793
on Egyptian tombs I 436-7
of lunar mother goddess I 400
at Sais of Neith I 393
on speaking stone II 342

SD INDEX Insects (sarisripa) II 52, 185

compared to materialists II 370
cycles in life of II 622
eyes of, part of skin II 295
gigantic II 198
man created II 290
fr man's relics third, fourth rounds II 290


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SD INDEX Instinct(ual) I 640

animal I 234, 291
animal, & homunculi II 349
of animal monad II 103
of lemmings discussed II 782
monad & I 175
primordial blastema had blind II 120
sexless creative, of early man II 275

SD INDEX Institutes of Justinian, on sorcery, etc I 469

SD INDEX Institutes of Manu. SeeLaws of Manu

SD INDEX Instructors. See Divine Kings

SD INDEX Intellect (Human). See Manas, Mind (Human)

of Atlanteans I 192n
brain size &, (Davis) II 522-3
can deal only w emanations II 41
development of, in fourth round I 188-9
dhyanis gave, to man II 47n
divine, veiled in man II 74
gauging human II 301
great two-edged weapon II 163
gulf betw, of man & ape II 677n
power of, & saktis I 292-3
soul made room for physical I 225

SD INDEX Intellectual(ity)

"breaths" or angels II 318n
capacities different II 103
developed in fourth race II 167
egotism of, vs spiritual insight II 158
evolution goes w physical II 411
faculties develop later II 728
faculties influence evolution II 728
part of triple evolution I 181-91
replaced spiritual in fifth race II 300
rudras, kumaras developed II 585
over spiritual in civilization II 319

SD INDEX Intellectual Development . . . See Draper

SD INDEX Intellectual System. See Cudworth, R.

SD INDEX Intellectual World, second plane I 200

SD INDEX Intelligence. See also Consciousness, Wisdom

absolute, & heat I 85
all beings must acquire human I 277
buddhi & universal I 256
chaos impregnated by I 64
corporeality &, unrelated I 608n
cosmic, active II 596, 597n
esoteric meaning of, (Anugita) II 567
Fohat is guiding I 493
Mahat or, in Puranas I 330
mundane, or nous I 50
one indivisible, in universe I 277
subconscious, pervades matter II 649
time & universal I 62
waters of wisdom flow into I 239

SD INDEX Intelligences

animate centers of being II 34
animate manifestation I 634
behind rotation I 502-3, 505-6, 594
condemned to reincarnate II 248
within the Cosmic Soul I 530
elements ruled by I 146, 535n, 594
evolution guided by, (Wallace) I 107, 339
Fohat guided by universal II 330
formless, inhabit planets I 103
free, rebellious II 79
guiding, generate elementals I 146
invisible I 133
De Maistre on, & forces I 484
not supernatural II 194
primeval, must become human I 106
primordial substance & I 601
rational, of Kepler I 493
senses inseparable fr I 95-6
set laws into motion I 594
stars ruled by II 352

TG Intercosmic gods. The Planetary Spirits, Dhyan-Chohans, Devas of various degrees of spirituality, and "Archangels" in general.

SD INDEX Inter-etheric Force. See Keely, J. W.

SD INDEX Interlaced Triangles

described, explained II 591-2
miscalled Solomon's Seal II 591
seal of Theosophical Society II 591-2

SD INDEX Intermarriage, admixture thru II 222, 331, 444, 779

OG Intermediate Nature -- To speak of man as a trichotomy, or as having a division into three parts -- as in the Christian New Testament: a "natural" body, a psychical body, and a spiritual body -- is a convenient expression, but it by no means sets forth in detail the entire economy of man's inner being.

Following then this trichotomy, there is first the divine-spiritual element in the human constitution which is man's own individual inner god; second, the soul or human monad, which is his human egoic self, his intermediate or psychical or second nature; third, all the composite lower part of him which although comprising several sheaths may be conveniently grouped under the one term vehicle or body. Gods, monads, and atoms collectively in nature are copied in the essential trichotomy of man, as spirit, soul, and body, and hence the latter is another way of saying man's divine-spiritual, intermediate soul, and astral-physical parts.

It is the intermediate nature, offspring of the divine spark, which enshrines the ray from the divine spark, its spiritual sun so to say, and steps it down into the ordinary mentality of man. It is this intermediate nature which reincarnates. The divine-spiritual part of man does not reincarnate, for this part of man has no need of learning the lessons that physical life can give: it is far above them all. But it is the intermediate part functioning through the various garments or sheaths of the inner man -- these garments may be called astral or ethereal -- which in this manner can reach down to and touch our earthly plane; and the physical body is the garment of flesh in touch with the physical world.

The intermediate nature is commonly called the human soul. It is an imperfect thing, and is that which comes back into incarnation, because it is drawn to this earth by attraction. It learns much needed lessons here, in this sphere of the universal life. (See also Principles of Man)

SD INDEX Interpenetrating Spheres I 605

SD INDEX Interplanetary Space, stuff, substance in I 101n, 527, 587

SD INDEX Interstellar

atoms I 633
ether I 626; II 135

SD INDEX Introduction a l'etude . . . See Quatrefages, J. L. A. de [Histoire Generale . . .]

SD INDEX "Introduction" Avesta.See Darmesteter, J.

SD INDEX Introduction to the Literature of Europe.See Hallam, H.

SD INDEX Introduction to the . . . Old Testament.See Horne, T.

SD INDEX Introduction to the Science of Religion.See Muller, F. M.

SD INDEX Intuition I 508, 619-20, 627, 629; II 369

divine, needed for deep truth II 516
equilibrates skepticism I 480
fourth dimension & I 251
laborious sense knowledge vs I 279
laya point & I 557
materialism freezes II 520
of orientalists II 565n, 606
pantheistic II 545
science & I 279, 670
soars above thought I 1n
of some scientists I 118
spiritual I 329n, 644
spiritual, & the sexes II 415
spiritual, not clairvoyance I 46n

SD INDEX Invasion

Aryan II 716n, 741
of Egypt I 311
of India I 270

SD INDEX Invegetalized, human monad II 185

SD INDEX Inversion of Poles. See Poles

SD INDEX Investigations in Currency . . . See Jevons

OG Invisible Worlds -- The ancient wisdom teaches that the universe is not only a living organism, but that physical human beings live in intimate connection, in intimate contact, with invisible spheres, with invisible and intangible realms, unknown to man because the physical senses are so imperfectly evolved that we neither see these invisible realms nor feel nor hear nor smell nor taste them, nor cognize them except by that much more highly evolved and subtle sensorium which men call the mind. These inner realms interpenetrate our physical sphere, permeate it, so that in our daily affairs as we go about our duties we actually pass through the dwellings, through the mountains, through the lakes, through the very beings, mayhap, of the entities of and dwelling in these invisible realms. These invisible realms are built of matter just as this our physical world is, but of a more ethereal matter than ours is; but we cognize them not at all with our physical senses. The explanation is that it is all a matter of differing rates of vibration of substances.

The reader must be careful not to confuse this theosophical teaching of inner worlds and spheres with what the modern Spiritism of the Occident has to say on the matter. The "Summerland" of the Spiritists in no wise resembles the actuality which the theosophical philosophy teaches of, the doctrine concerning the structure and operations of the visible and invisible kosmos. The warning seems necessary lest an unwary reader may imagine that the invisible worlds and spheres of the theosophical teachings are identic with the Summerland of the Spiritists, for it is not so.

Our senses tell us absolutely nothing of the far-flung planes and spheres which belong to the ranges and functionings of the invisible substances and energies of the universe; yet those inner and invisible planes and spheres are actually inexpressibly more important than what our physical senses tell us of the physical world, because these invisible planes are the causal realms, of which our physical world or universe, however far extended in space, is but the effectual or phenomenal or resultant production.

But while these inner and invisible worlds or planes or spheres are the fountainhead, ultimately, of all the energies and matters of the whole physical world, yet to an entity inhabiting these inner and invisible worlds or planes, these latter are as substantial and "real" -- using the popular word -- to that entity as our gross physical world is to us. Just as we know in our physical world various grades or conditions of energy and matter, from the physically grossest to the most ethereal, precisely after the same general plan do the inhabitants of these invisible and inner and to us superior worlds know and cognize their own grossest and also most ethereal substances and energies.

Man as well as all the other entities of the universe is inseparably connected with these worlds invisible.

SD INDEX Invocation(s) I 285-6; II 22, 385. See also Mantras

OG Involution -- The reverse process or procedure of evolution. As evolution means the unfolding, the unwrapping, the rolling forth, of what already exists and is latent, so involution means the inwrapping, the infolding, the ingoing of what previously exists or has been unfolded, etc. Involution and evolution never in any circumstances can be even conceived of properly as operative the one apart from the other: every act of evolution is an act of involution, and vice versa. To illustrate, as spirit and matter are fundamentally one and yet eternally coactive and interactive, so involution and evolution are two names for two phases of the same procedure of growth, and are eternally coactive and interactive. As an example, the so-called descent of the monads into matter means an involution or involving or infolding of spiritual potencies into material vehicles which coincidently and contemporaneously, through the compelling urge of the infolding energies, unfold their own latent capacities, unwrap them, roll them forth; and this is the evolution of matter. Thus what is the involution of spirit is contemporaneously and pari passu the evolution of matter. Contrariwise, on the ascending or luminous arc when the involved monadic essences begin to rise towards their primordial spiritual source they begin to unfold or unwrap themselves as previously on the descending arc they had infolded or inwrapped themselves. But this process of unfolding or evolution of the monadic essences is contemporaneous with and pari passu with the infolding and inwrapping, the involution, of the material energies and powers.

Human birth and death are outstanding illustrations or examples of the same thing. The child is born, and as it grows to its full efflorescence of power it evolves or rolls forth certain inherent characteristics or energies or faculties, all derived from the human being's svabhava or ego. Contrariwise, when the decline of human life begins, there is a slow infolding or inwrapping of these same facilities which thus seem gradually to diminish. These facilities and energies thus evolved forth in earth-life are the working of the innate spiritual and intellectual and psychical characteristics impelling and compelling the vehicular or body sides of the human constitution to express themselves as organs becoming more and more perfect as the child grows to maturity.

After death the process is exactly the reverse. The material or vehicular side of the being grows less and less strong and powerful, more and more involved, and becoming with every step in the process more dormant. But contemporaneously and coincidently the distinctly spiritual and intellectual powers and faculties themselves become released from the vehicles and begin to expand into ever larger efflorescence, attaining their maximum in the devachan. It is only the usual carelessness in accurate thinking that induces the idea that evolution is one distinct process acting alone, and that involution -- about which by the way very little is heard -- is another process acting alone. The two, as said above, are the two phases of activity of the evolving monads, and these phases exist contemporaneously at any moment, each of the two phases continually acting and interacting with the other phase. They are inseparable.

Just so with spirit and matter. Spirit is not something radically distinct from and utterly separate from matter. The two are fundamentally one, and the two are eternally coactive and interactive.

There are several terms in Sanskrit which correspond to what the theosophist means by evolution, but perhaps the best general term is pravritti, meaning to "revolve" or to "roll forwards," to unroll or to unwrap. Again, the reverse procedure or involution can probably best be expressed in Sanskrit by the term nivritti, meaning "rolling backwards" or "inwrapping" or "infolding." A term which is frequently interchangeable with evolution is emanation. (See also Evolution)

SD INDEX Involution

evolution & I 183; II 294
septenary cycle of II 623n
of sex II 289n
of spirit & inner senses II 294
of spirit into matter I 416
spiritual, illogical to deny II 348


SD INDEX Inzoonization, gods must pass thru I 188


"cow-horned" II 418n
descendant of, frees Prometheus II 414
divine androgyne II 416n
moon goddess, Isis, Eve II 416, 418n, 463
mother of God (de Mirville) II 414-15
number ten & II 416n, 463
prophecy of Prometheus to II 416-17
race of, early Ethiopians II 418
symbol of physical man II 416n
wanderings of, explained II 416n

SD INDEX IOH, Mout(h), Jehovah, Moon II 464

SD INDEXa IO Ioh, AEgyptiis Lunam significat neque habent illi in communi sermonis usu, aliud nomen quo Lunam, designent praeter IO II 463 (Lat) "IO, Ioh, to the Egyptians signifies the MOON. They don't have in their everyday language any other word with which to denote the Moon except IO." -- P. E. Jablonsky, Pantheon aegyptiorum,, 1752 ed.

MO Iormungandr [[Norse]] (yer-mung-andr) [jormun immense + andr breath] An offspring of Loki: the Midgard serpent. (May be the equator, the plane of the ecliptic, or the Milky Way)

SD INDEX Iotef, diadem of Thot-Lunus II 464

SD INDEX Irad or Jared

son of Enoch, grandson of Cain II 391n
symbolizes third race II 597n

SD INDEX Iran II 439-40

angel Gabriel & I 576; II 538
folklore of, records Atlantis II 393-4
Jews sought refuge in II 200
rites of, based on zodiac I 649
Tahmurath St George of II 397

SD INDEX Iranians

decad brought fr, & Brahmans II 573
Geiger on beliefs of II 758-9
refer to Atlanteans II 772
septenary chain among II 757
war betw, & Aryan Brahmans II 390

TG Iranian Morals. The little work called Ancient Iranian and Zoroastrian Morals, compiled by Mr. Dhunjibhoy Jamsetjee Medhora, a Parsi Theosophist of Bombay, is an excellent treatise replete with the highest moral teachings, in English and Gujerati, and will acquaint the student better than many volumes with the ethics of the ancient Iranians.

TG Irdhi (Sk.). The synthesis of the then "supernatural" occult powers in Buddhism and Brahmanism.

SD INDEX Ireland, rocking stones of II 343, 347

SD INDEX Irenaeus

----- Against Heresies
Eighth Creation I 448, 449
four elements fr tetrad I 448
Gnostic view of first man II 611
Ialdabaoth & Anthropos I 449
necessity of four Gospels I 42
perfect Aion I 349
Propator & only begotten son I 349
seven figures [omitted in Isis] I 195
seven heavens I 448
spirit female, evil I 194n


circular stones fr Africa II 343
god Aesar (to light a fire) II 114
rumbling stone of the II 342n

SD INDEX Iri-sokhru (Egy), name of Khonsoo II 464

TG Irkalla (Chald.). The god of Hades, called by the Babylonians "the country unseen".

SD INDEX Iron I 493n; II 14, 271

invulnerability to II 371
Kabiri-Titans taught use of II 363, 390

SD INDEX Iron Age II 198. See also Kali-Yuga

fourth race & II 271
Jupiter created II 270
several Aryan races in I 644-5

SD INDEX Irruentes, fallen ones II 279

WG Isa, lord; the name of one of the Upanishads, which treat of spiritual identity or unity.

SD INDEX Isa (Skt), & Isvara II 114

SD INDEX Isaguri or Issachar (now Ashnagor), Afghan tribe II 200n


angel saved Israelites II 480
Assyrian armies called trees II 496
denounces Jewish phallicism II 588
evils come fr north & west I 123
fiery serpents II 206n, 212
Lucifer & morning star I 70; II 501
new moon & feasts II 462
reproofs of, to King Ahaz II 492
seraphim in II 63, 387n, 501

SD INDEX Isanagi, Isanami [Izanagi, Izanami] (Jap), two kinds of ancestors (pitris) I 217, 241

TG Isarim (Heb.). The Essenian Initiates.

SD INDEX Isarim (an Essenian initiate), found Smaragdine tablet II 556

SD INDEX Iscariotes (Judas), not understood II 389

SD INDEX Ischin [Ishin] (Heb) II 375-6

SD INDEX Isdubar. See Izdubar

TG Ishim (Chald.). The B'ne-Aleim, the "beautiful sons of god", the originals and prototypes of the later "Fallen Angels".

TG Ishmonia (Arab.). The city near which is buried the so-called "petrified city" in the Desert. Legend speaks of immense subterranean halls and chambers, passages, and libraries secreted in them. Arabs dread its neighbourhood after sunset.

TG Ishtar (Chald.). The Babylonian Venus, called "the eldest of heaven and earth", and daughter of Anu, the god of heaven. She is the goddess of love and beauty. The planet Venus, as the evening star, is identified with Ishtar, and as the morning star with Anunit, the goddess of the Akkads. There exists a most remarkable story of her descent into Hades, on the sixth and seventh Assyrian tiles or tablets deciphered by the late G. Smith. Any Occultist who reads of her love for Tammuz, his assassination by Izdubar, the despair of the goddess and her descent in search of her beloved through the seven gates of Hades, and finally her liberation from the dark realm, will recognise the beautiful allegory of the soul in search of the Spirit.

SD INDEX Ishtar (Assyrian Venus)

Ashtoreth or II 145
eldest of heaven & Earth II 248n
helped Sin overcome Messengers II 62
identical w Aditi & Vach II 43

TG Isiac table. A true monument of Egyptian art. It represents the goddess Isis under many of her aspects. The Jesuit Kircher describes it as a table of copper overlaid with black enamel and silver incrustations. It was in the possession of Cardinal Bembo, and therefore called "Tabula Bembina sive Mensa Isiaca". Under this title it is described by W. Wynn Westcott, M. B., who gives its "History and Occult Significance" in an extremely interesting and learned volume (with photographs and illustrations). The tablet was believed to have been a votive offering to Isis in one of her numerous temples. At the sack of Rome in 1525, it came into the possession of a soldier who sold it to Cardinal Bembo. Then it passed to the Duke of Mantua in 1630, when it was lost.

SD INDEX Iside, De. See Plutarch

SD INDEX Isidorus (of Seville), on talking stones (Photius) II 342

TG Isis. In Egyptian Issa, the goddess Virgin-Mother; personified nature. In Egyptian or Koptic Uasi, the female reflection of Uasar or Osiris. She is the "woman clothed with the sun" of the land of Chemi. Isis-Latona is the Roman Isis.

FY Isis ("Isis Unveiled"), book written by Madame Blavatsky on the Esoteric Doctrine.

WGa Isis, the mystic "Mother" of Nature in Egyptian lore. The "woman clothed with the sun".

SD INDEX Isis (Egy) I 388, 399; II 462

Aditi is II 43
ansated cross symbolic aspect of II 31n
cat sacred to I 387
corner of veil of, lifted I 299
crown of, an asp II 26n
daughter, mother of Osiris I 430
daughter, wife, sister of Osiris I 137
Diana &, parents of Earth II 23
egg sacred to I 366 &n
equal to Egyptian male gods I 136n
has horns, hence Vach I 434
Horus born fr Osiris & II 472
ibis sacred to I 362
Io, Eve or II 416, 418n
Kabiri or, taught agriculture II 390
lunar goddess I 228-9, 390, 396; II 23
Mout (Mut) aspect of II 464
Osiris interchangeable w I 72n
revealed mysteries of wheat & corn II 374
Sais inscription about I 393
shown suckling Horus I 400
suckling Harpocrates (Gnos) I 410
symbol of Nile riverbed & lunar year I 390; II 583
Venus &, w horns II 31
Venus or II 30
virgin mother of Horus II 43
wife, mother, sister I 396

SD INDEX Isis and Osiris. See Plutarch

SD INDEX Isis-Latona (Egy)

earth & water I 340; II 130
wives of Osiris I 340

SD INDEX Isis-Osiris (Egy)

ansated cross or II 217
cosmic allegory of II 143
Kabiri or, brought corn II 364
reigned over 75,000 years ago II 374n
taught arts, sciences (Basnage) II 366
Thoth &, man's ancestors II 365

SD INDEX Isis Unveiled. See Blavatsky, H. P.

TG Isitwa (Sk.). The divine Power.

WGa Isita, one of the eight superhuman faculties. The power to exercise supreme dominion. See Vibhuti.

SD INDEX Islam. See also Koran, Mohammed, Sufis

minarets of II 85
won converts w sword I xli

SD INDEX Island(s). See also Daitya, Dvipas, Rhodes, Ruta, Sacred Island

Atlanteans inhabited surviving II 326
Atlantic, continental remnants II 790
classics on, & continents II 760
dry, of Tahmurath II 398, 399
of good spirits II 371
holy, became black w sin II 67, 372 &n
India, South America joined by II 327
Lemurian II 7, 327
Ma-li-ga-si-ma legendary Chinese II 365
Plato's II 8, 9, 141, 250n, 314, 322, 352, 395, 693, 765
Polynesian, once large continent II 222-4
Puranas use, as symbols II 322
Samothrace II 3, 4-5
seven allegorical, of Puranas II 320-2, 326, 758
seven, belonged to Atlantis II 350
sidereal, Delos or Asteria II 383, 773 &n
twelve, centers & zodiac II 502-3
White II 67, 147, 288, 319, 322, 402-4, 407, 408n, 584

SD INDEX Islanders, South Sea II 168, 421n

SD INDEX Island Life. See Wallace, A. R.

VS Holy Isle [[p. 59]] The Higher Ego, or Thinking Self.

SD INDEX Isle of Mona, moving stone at II 345

SD INDEX Isolation

effects of, on races II 425
factor in variation II 738
secondary evolutionary cause II 648-9

SD INDEX Ispahan [Isfahan], Persian city built by Huschenk II 397

TG Israel (Heb.). The Eastern Kabbalists derive the name from Isaral or Asar, the Sun-God. "Isra-el" signifies "striving with god": the "sun rising upon Jacob-Israel" means the Sun-god Isaral (or Isar-el) striving with, and to fecundate matter, which has power with "God and with man" and often prevails over both. Esau, Aesaou, Asu, is also the Sun. Esau and Jacob, the allegorical twins, are the emblems of the ever struggling dual principle in nature -- good and evil, darkness and sunlight, and the "Lord" (Jehovah) is their antetype. Jacob-Israel is the feminine principle of Esau, as Abel is that of Cain, both Cain and Esau being the male principle. Hence, like Malach-Iho, the "Lord" Esau fights with Jacob and prevails not. In Genesis xxxii. the God-Sun first strives with Jacob, breaks his thigh (a phallic symbol) and yet is defeated by his terrestrial type -- matter; and the Sun-God rises on Jacob and his, thigh in covenant. All these biblical personages, their "Lord God" included, are types represented in an allegorical sequence. They are types of Life and Death, Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, of Matter and Spirit in their synthesis, all these being under their contrasted aspects.

SD INDEX Israel. See also Jews, Prophets, Semites

children of, & Jehovah II 537-8
David numbers II 387n
goat &, as symbol II 510
God of, lower angel II 61
Jehovah & Michael guide II 480
karma of, glowed over first century I xli
kings of, called cedars II 494
no phallic Jehovah for 1,000 yreas II 469
race of, under Saturn I 576-7
Satan stood up against II 387n
seventy Elders of, & planets I 576
spiritual rock that followed II 341
tribes of I 651; II 130, 200n

SD INDEX Israelite(s). See also Hebrews, Jews

Baal of, is Sun-Jehovah I 397n
beliefs once pure as Aryan II 471
Carlyle on II 470
God of, tribal god II 508
may have worshiped Nebo II 456
mystery gods of II 3
primeval faith of, different I 320 &n
repeated Vaivasvata story (Noah) II 265
sacrificed often to wind, fire I 466
Sadducees refined sect of II 472-3
tribal god of II 420

SD INDEX Issa, woman, Earth, & Israelites II 200n

SD INDEX Issachar (son of Jacob)

Isaguri or II 200n
Taurus or I 651

SD INDEX Istakhr, or Persepolis II 398

SD INDEX Ister. See Ishtar

SD INDEX "Is the Sun Merely . . ." See Blavatsky

SD INDEX Isu [Tse]-no-gai-no-kami (Jap), male portion of duality I 217

TG Iswara, (Sk.). The "Lord" or the personal god -- divine Spirit in man. Lit., sovereign (independent) existence. A title given to Siva and other gods in India. Siva is also called Iswaradeva, or sovereign deva.

KT Iswara (Sans.) The "Lord" or the personal god, divine spirit in man. Literally Sovereign (independent) existence. A title given to Siva and other gods in India. Siva is also called Iswaradeva, or sovereign deva.

FY Iswara, Personal God, Lord, the Spirit in man, the Divine principle in its active nature or condition, one of the four states of Brahma.

WG Isvara, lord, master; an epithet of Siva, also of Durga or any other female sakti; the Supreme Spirit, or Atman, -- the usual meaning in modern Theosophical works; one of the three inseparable realities -- Chit, Achit and Isvara -- combined in Parabrahmam, the three-in-one, which pervades and controls the universe; that part of the trinity which, assuming a form of suddasatva (intellectual substance), enables yogis to engage in contemplation who would otherwise be incapable of contemplating or comprehending the impersonal deity. (Pronounced, and often written, Ishwara.)

OG Isvara -- (Sanskrit) Isvara means "lord," and is a term which is frequently applied in Hindu mythology not only to kosmic divinities, but to the expression of the cosmic spirit in the human being. Consequently, when reference is had to the individual human being, Isvara is the divine individualized spirit in man -- man's own personal god. It may be otherwise described as the divine ego, the child of the divine monad in a man, and in view of this fact also could be used with reference to the dhyani-buddha or to the immanent Christ in a man. In India it is a title frequently given to Siva and other gods of the Hindu pantheon.

GH Isvara 'Lord' (used in the same sense as is the term 'Father in heaven' in the Christian New Testament), hence the Supreme Self or Hierarch of a system, applicable to the great or to the small -- to the universe or to man. In man it is the Divine Spirit, or the Divine-Spiritual Monad. Isvara is also used as a title for many of the gods, such as Vishnu and Siva.

"The Logos, or both the unmanifested and the manifested WORD, is called by the Hindus, Iswara, 'the Lord,' . . . Iswara, say the Vedantins, is the highest consciousness in nature. 'This highest consciousness,' answer the Occultists, 'is only a synthetic unit in the world of the manifested Logos . . . for it is the sum total of Dhyan-Chohanic consciousnesses.' " (Secret Doctrine, I, p. 573) (The following word is derived from the verbal root:) is, to rule, to be master. Bhagavad-Gita, W. Q. Judge, p. 130)

SKv Isvara, Avalokitesvara Isvara is derived from the verbal root is -- to rule, to be master; hence Isvara is often applied to the 'Lord' or summit of any hierarchy, universe, Solar System or man. Avalokitesvara means 'the manifested Isvara,' or the ava-lokita -- downwards-seen Lord; thus suggesting the realization of that glorious experience when the Divine Self is perceived by the Human Self, or when Adi-Buddha is perceived by god-like beings and Dhyan-Chohans.

SP Isvara [Iswara] -- lord, head of a hierarchy.

SD INDEX Isvara (Eswara, Iswara) (Skt). See also Logos

atma is beyond I 573-4
in Bhagavad-Gita II 114
cannot see Parabrahman I 351n
creative potency or I 296n, 451
daiviprakriti & I 136
Hari or II 76n
ignorance &, as personal deity I 330
Logos or I 130 &n, 137, 434, 573; II 637
Lord or I 428; II 473
Mahat or I 256
male aspect of maya I 332
as manifested deity II 108
mulaprakriti known only to I 349n, 351n
Parabrahman & I 55, 130n, 451
plus maya is manifested world I 7
suddhisattva essence of body of I 132
unchanged in pralaya & manvantara I 573-4
various names for I 110
Wilford "saw Assur in" I 654

Isvarah sarvabhutanam hriddese rjuna tishthati The Lord, O Arjuna dwells in the Heart of all Beings

SD INDEX Iswur. See Isvara

SD INDEX IT. See also Absolute, All, Parabrahman

Brahman the noumenon I 374
breath of Absoluteness I 290
causeless cause I 258
desire first arose in II 176
invisible Deity I 114
Supreme as cause I 6


crosses along highways in II 542
Peruvians built like Pelasgians in II 745
rocking stones in II 342n

SD INDEX Itchasakti [Ichchhasakti] (Skt)

described I 292-3
will power used by yogis I 293; II 173

TG Ithyphallic (Gr.). Qualification of the gods as males and hermaphrodites, such as the bearded Venus, Apollo in woman's clothes, Ammon the generator, the embryonic Ptah, and so on. Yet the phallus, so conspicuous and, according to our prim notions, so indecent, in the Indian and Egyptian religions, was associated in the earliest symbology far more with another and much purer idea than that of sexual creation. As shown by many an Orientalist, it expressed resurrection, the rising in life from death. Even the other meaning had nought indecent in it: "These images only symbolise in a very expressive manner the creative force of nature, without obscene intention," writes Mariette Bey, and adds, "It is but another way to express celestial generation, which should cause the deceased to enter into a new life". Christians and Europeans are very hard on the phallic symbols of the ancients. The nude gods and goddesses and their generative emblems and statuary have secret departments assigned to them in our museums; why then adopt and preserve the same symbols for Clergy and Laity ? The love-feasts in the early Church -- its agapae -- were as pure (or as impure) as the Phallic festivals of the Pagans; the long priestly robes of the Roman and Greek Churches, and the long hair of the latter, the holy water sprinklers and the rest, are there to show that Christian ritualism has preserved in more or less modified forms all the symbolism of old Egypt. As to the symbolism of a purely feminine nature, we are bound to confess that in the sight of every impartial archaeologist the half nude toilets of our cultured ladies of Society are far more suggestive of female-sex worship than are the rows of yoni-shaped lamps, lit along the highways to temples in India.

Iti maya srutam Thus have I heard

SD INDEX I't, King, fr the waves II 406

KT Iu-Kabar Zivo, Gnostic term. The "Lord of the AEons" in the Nazarene system. He is the procreator (Emanator) of the seven holy lives (the seven primal Dhyan Chohans or Archangels, each representing one of the cardinal virtues), and is himself called the third life (third Logos). In the Codex he is addressed as the Helm and Vine of the food of life. Thus he is identical with Christ (Christos) who says: "I am the true vine and my Father is the husbandman." (John xv. 1.) It is well known that Christ is regarded in the Roman Catholic Church as the "Chief of the AEons," as also is Michael, "who is as God." Such also was the belief of the Gnostics.

TG Iu-Kabar Zivo (Gn.). Known also as Nebat-Iavar-bar-Iufin-Ifafin, "Lord of the Aeons" in the Nazarene System. He is the procreator (Emanator) of the seven holy lives (the seven primal Dhyan Chohans, or Archangels, each representing one of the cardinal Virtues), and is himself called the third life (third Logos). In the Codex he is addressed as "the Helm and Vine of the food of life". Thus, he is identical with Christ (Christos) who says "I am the true Vine and my Father is the Husbandman"(John xv. 1). It is well known that Christ is regarded in the Roman man Catholic Church as the "chief of the Aeons", and also as Michael "who is like god". Such was also the belief of the Gnostics.

TG Iurbo Adunai. A Gnostic term, or the compound name for Iao-Jehovah, whom the Ophites regarded as an emanation of their Ilda-Baoth, the Son of Sophia Achamoth -- the proud, ambitious and jealous god, and impure Spirit, whom many of the Gnostic sects regarded as the god of Moses. "Iurbo is called by the Abortions (the Jews) Adunai" says the Codex Nazaraeus (vol. iii., p, 13.) The "Abortions" and Abortives was the nickname given to the Jews by their opponents the Gnostics.

SD INDEX Iurbo (Gnos), name of Jao-Jehovah II 389

FY Ivabhavat, the one substance.

SD INDEX Ivi (Tahitian) bone, woman made fr II 194

TG Iwaldi (Scand.). The dwarf whose sons fabricated for Odin the magic spear. One of the subterranean master-smiths who, together with other gnomes, contrived to make an enchanted sword for the great war-god Cheru. This two-edged-sword figures in the legend of the Emperor Vitellius, who got it from the god, -- "to his own hurt", according to the oracle of a "wise woman", neglected it and was finally killed with it at the foot of the capitol, by a German soldier who had purloined the weapon. The "sword of the war-god" has a long biography, since it also re-appears in the half-legendary biography of Attila. Having married against her will Ildikd, the beautiful daughter of the King of Burgundy whom he had slain, his bride gets the magic sword from a mysterious old woman, and with it kills the King of the Huns.

MO Ivalde [[Norse]] (ee-vahl-deh) A giant: the previous imbodiment of earth

PV Ixbalamque [[Quiche]] With Hunahpu, her inseparable "twin," the hero god of the Quiche-Maya. The feminine aspect of god-Five; new-moon goddess. Grandchild of Ixpiyacoc and Ixmucane. Her nahual is the jaguar. With Hunahpu, apotheosized at the end of the Third Age of the Popol Vuh.

PV Ixcanleos The Maya equivalent of the Quiche Ixmucane, "the mother of the gods."

PV Ixmucane [[Quiche]] With Ixpiyacoc, the Supreme Pair of Quiche-Maya theogony, grandparents of the Mayas and of humanity as a whole. A feminine deity, the old lunar-earth goddess. Identical with the Maya Ixcanleos.

PV Ixpiyacoc [[Quiche]] The equivalent of Hunab ku, the Supreme Being of Maya tradition. With Ixmucane, the Supreme Pair of Quiche-Maya theogony, and grandparents of humanity. A masculine deity, the father of the Seven Ahpu.

PV Ixquic [[Quiche]] The mother of Hunahpu and Ixbalamque in the Popol Vuh; a lunar goddess and earth goddess, associated with the four cosmic bearers. Immaculately fertilized by the Seven Ahpu, she bears their offspring, the twin savior deity. Her nahual is the jaguar.

TG Izdubar. A name of a hero in the fragments of Chaldean History and Theogony on the so-called Assyrian tiles, as, read by the late George Smith and others. Smith seeks to identify Izdubar with Nimrod. Such may or may not be the case but as the name of that Babylonian King itself only "appears" as Izdubar, his identification with the soil of Cush may also turn out more apparent than real. Scholars are but too apt to Check their archaeological discoveries by the far later statements found in the Mosaic books, instead of acting vice versa. The "chosen people" have been fond at all periods of history of helping themselves to other people's property. From the appropriation of the early history of Sargon, King of Akkad, and its wholesale application to Moses born (if at all) some thousands of years later, down to their "spoiling" the Egyptians under the direction and divine advice of their Lord God, the whole Pentateuch seems to be made up of unacknowledged mosaical fragments from other people's Scriptures. This ought to have made Assyriologists more cautious; but as many of these belong to the clerical caste, such coincidences as that of Sargon affect them very little. One thing is certain: Izdubar, or whatever may be his name, is shown in all the tablets as a mighty giant 'who towered in size above all other men as a cedar towers over brushwood -- hunter, according to cuneiform legends, who contended with, and destroyed the lion, tiger, bull, and buffalo, the most formidable animals.

SD INDEX Izdubar [Gilgamesh] (Chald) II 336, 531

SD INDEX Izeds or Peris (Pers)

Aryan race II 394
war of, w devs [daevas] II 776